FRAction / London Fashion Week

Front row action (aka FRAction) according to Kerryn.

Wearing a long-sleeved, ankle length lace dress with an ombre dye effect, Olivia Palermo should look like a hippy granny. Instead, she turned up to the Issa and Burberry shows looking as just as chic as we have grown to expect. She rocks an interesting styling trick, cinching her long silk scarf at the waist, with the belt knotted in an oh-so-insouciant manner. Sexed up perfectly the some peek-a-boo lace (she even makes big knickers look hot) and a deep V-neck, she’s kept her accessories unusually minimal with some fine gold jewellery and that fab flash of red nail varnish. Her cool is so painful I’m dying over here.

How fabulous is Jourdan Dunn? The Burberry show is one of the most highly anticipated shows at London Fashion Week where the Front Row is a stage in itself, and she struts in wearing jeans and a t-shirt, just looking awesome. She’s a master class in understated cool. The grey marl t-shirt is not going away and remains the staple of every fashionista’s wardrobe. As does a great pair of grey skinny jeans, a casual leather jacket (slung over the shoulders, naturally) and a pair of heeled sandals. Unfortunately, not all of us are quite as mesmerising as Ms Dunn, and this look will not necessarily be acceptable for high fashion soirees on us mere mortals.

Who doesn’t love Cara Delevingne? I really like this skinny tailored take on androgynous dressing, and all the tiny details that give it that feminine/masculine edge – the bright red lip and matching pocket handkerchief, the deep V-front to the jacket, the chunky man’s watch… But what makes it Cara is her messy, undone twist to the look. I always think she looks best when her hair is loose and beachy, and there aren’t many girls who would sit on the Burberry front row in a pair of trainers! I love the fact that she’s sat there slouched with her legs spread, giving off her signature tomboy vibe, but still manages to look so pretty and supermodelly.


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